After a teachers union defended the right of a transgender teacher to urinate next to an elementary school student, it is past time for parents to wake up to what is happening, says a longtime parental activist.
Madison Teachers, Inc. fired off a letter in late February defending “Vica Steel,” a middle-aged biological man (pictured at left) who used the student restroom and frightened a little girl at Frank Allis Elementary, located in Madison, Wisconsin.
The letter not only defended the man’s right to use the girls’ restroom but demanded the school district “repair” the harm it inflicted on “Steel” by suggesting school staff use their own designated restrooms.
Madison, a college town of approximately 255,000, is known as a bastion of far-left activism, and a teachers union siding with a teacher over little girls demonstrates the partnership between teachers unions and LGBT activism.
The teachers union letter declares that the teachers union and its board of directors “stand with Vica Steel and all our transgender, gender non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied (LGBTQIA) staff.”
"The needs of children,” Linda Harvey, president of Mission America, says, “are definitely way down the priority list when we're talking about the LGBT agenda."
The transgender woman’s real name is Mark Vincent Busenbark, and OneNewsNow first reported on him in June 2019 when the teacher used his science class to share a “coming out” video with his young students.
Busenbark's video demonstrated a new tactic for LGBT activists: Demanding acceptance not from sympathetic “allied” adults but from their elementary-age children. Students were informed that his pronoun is now “Mx” and were advised that anyone who disagrees with him is motivated by “fear” and “hate.”
Fast-forwarding eight months later, the letter to the Madison Metropolitan School District alleges “discrimination” because MMDD has asked faculty and staff to use their own designated restrooms – a request that likely came after the parent of the frightened child asked the school district about its restroom policy.
Townhall.com, reporting on the transgender teacher's demands, reports that Busenbark stated on Facebook he is still using the girls' restroom located across from his classroom.
"I can’t say what will happen next, but I am hopeful that [the district] will proceed with more care and that they will bring more voices, especially transgender voices and the voices of other marginalized people, to the table so any change of policy or practice is non-discriminatory,” Steel wrote.
Harvey tells OneNewsNow that parents are ultimately responsible for safeguarding their own children.
"Parent need to wake up and realize what's going on,” she warns. “Their children are in danger by the entire LGBT agenda and the demands that are being made."